1. Steel dumping claim dumped
A New Zealand delegation to Israel says Kiwi businesses and politicians can learn from the country’s approach to commercialising the cybersecurity sector.
New Zealand should embrace being best mates with Australia instead of seeking restrictions on those living here, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
In today's email we preview the GDP figures due out this morning, and look at the latest house price and sales volume statistics.
Israel has restored full diplomatic relations with New Zealand, following the months-long fallout from a UN Security Council resolution. However, opposition parties are accusing the Government of abandoning its principles, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
In today's email we follow Prime Minister Bill English on his trip to the Pacific, and learn one task he had to complete before setting off was apologising to Israel for co-sponsoring the UN resolution on Israel's settlements in Palestinian territories being illegal.
Prime Minister Bill English has slapped down new Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee for his criticism of a UN resolution co-sponsored by New Zealand, saying “each word matters” in the world of diplomacy.
Newly appointed Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has wasted no time dealing with the diplomatic intricacies of his new role, reaching out to Israel and advocating for Kiwis' rights in Australia. He spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the difficulty of following in Murray McCully's footsteps, and the legacy he leaves behind in Christchurch.
New Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has contacted Israel in a bid to ease strained relations between the two countries, in one of his first acts in the role.